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The Department of Music and Dance at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a faculty position as VISUAL (COLORGUARD) COORDINATOR / ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF THE MINUTEMAN MARCHING BAND.This is a part-time (60%) nine-month non-tenure track position at the Lecturer level to begin on September 1, 2018.  The initial appointment is for one year, renewable.
•    Coordinate all aspects of the UMass Minuteman Marching Band Colorguard including recruiting, training staff, managing equipment and uniform needs, choreographing and producing routines as required (coach student ensembles, recruit guest performers, create educational clinic, coordinate logistical arrangements for staging), and assist Marching Band Director as needed and requested.
•    Teach Marching Colorguard Techniques or other courses as assigned in accordance with areas of expertise; maintain weekly office hours, scheduled in coordination with the Director.
•    Assist with selecting student leaders for fall marching band, for both the colorguard and the band; recruit new members for the colorguard; assist in logistical planning for the marching band, in conjunction with the Director.
•    Participate in Summer Band Camp (for additional compensation).

•    Bachelor’s degree in music performance or related field required; master’s degree preferred.
•    Equivalent professional experience considered.
•    Potential for or an already established reputation as a colorguard coordinator.
•    Evidence of excellence in teaching as well as a high potential for recruiting at the university level.
•    Ability to work effectively within the department.

Salary is commensurate with Lecturer rank, and the University offers an attractive benefits package.

Application Instructions:
To apply, please submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) links, preferably through YouTube and in a separate document, to high quality video recordings of performances (please include dates of performances), and 4) list of three current referees with full contact information including valid email addresses.
Submit all application items to:

Review of applications will begin January 30, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
Additional supporting materials may be requested from finalists.  Application materials will not be returned.
The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

Industry News
North Bridge Flute Academy
    Anthem Musical Instruments and North Bridge Winds have joined together to present the North Bridge Flute Academy. The online educational program features the content of the Trinity College examining system for young musicians beginner through college level. Former principal flutist Paul Edmund-Davies and pianist John Alley are preparing video performances with play along tracks and musical suggestions. For more information, contact North Bridge at 978-667-3224. (9/18)

New Dean of University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance

    David A. Gier, professor and director of the University of Iowa School of Music, has been appointed dean of the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre & Dance. His appointment is effective October 1. During his career at Iowa from 2014 to 2017, Gier served in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development, working on cross-campus initiatives at that supported arts and humanities research. As an accomplished trombonist, Gier has performed and presented at many colleges, universities, and professional conferences. (9/18)

Vandoren NYC Studio Relocates

    After 25 years in the same location, the Vandoren Musician’s Advisory Studio in New York has moved to 336 W. 37th St, Suite 520. Since 1992 the studio has allowed musicians the opportunity to find their ideal setup with the help of Vandoren product specialists. (9/18)

Clark Launches Excelcia Music

    Longtime composer, educator, and editor Larry Clark recently began Excelcia Music Publisher. Clark previously served for 18 years as Vice President and Editor-in-Chief at Carl Fischer Music. About the new venture he says, “We will provide real tools and assistance to educators, including professional recordings, technological advances, and unprecedented composer access. We are creating a new and truly different model.” Clark has participated in thousands of clinics and co-authored the Yamaha Advantage band method with Sandy Feldstein. (6/18)

Music for All Sponsors Advocacy in Action Awards

    As part of its ongoing work to support and recognize advocacy for music education, Music for All introduced the Advocacy in Action Awards. The awards will collect and share local music education advocacy ideas across the country. Winning entries will be promoted at all Music for All programs and in digital and print materials. Awards will be given in six categories: decision-maker interaction, recruiting and retention, community engagement, parent and booster involvement, marketing and promotion, and fundraising and sponsorship. Any program has the opportunity to be recognized. Ap­plications open on May 1. For more information and application requirements visit (5/18)

New Products and Publications

New Sabian Center Hammered Triangles
    Manufactured from heavier gauge phosphor than other Sabian triangles, the premium Cen­ter Ham­mered triangles allow for greater projection and offer more clarity in any performance venue. In addition, the dense center ham­mering technique produces a rich timbre with overtones, rather than a single penetrating pitch. (7/18)

Pearl and KORG Emerge with New Product

    Pearl and KORG announce the e/MERGE electronic drumset, The two companies sought to merge their technological and historical experiences to produce the best electronic drums possible. The MDL1 module features a full library of high-definition, natural, and minimally processed acoustic Pearl Drums. The product also uses Korg’s Wave Drum Trigger Technology for realism, instantaneous response, and dynamic range. (7/18)

Buffet Crampon Festival Clarinet

    Considered a Prestige-level instrument, the Festival has many upgraded features, including an alternate Eb/Ab key for the left hand, premium unstained African blackwood, silver-plated keys, two tuning barrels (65mm and 66mm), metal tenon caps, and GT pads. The Festival also comes in the upgraded Prestige case with combination lock latches. The instrument is available in Bb and A models, and is also available in Green Line models. (5/18)

Honors and Appointments and Other Music News
Buffet Crampon USA Tuba-Euphonium Academy

    The first Buffet Crampon USA Tuba-Euphonium Academy took place in Ok­lahoma City. Buffet Crampton partnered with tubists Ryan Robinson and Ronald Szentpali and euphonium artists Tormod Flaten and Bastien Baumet to provide a week of lessons, masterclasses, and professional development sessions. The week also included artist recitals, student recitals, a Star Spangled Banner performance for Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, and several casual opportunities to meet the artists. (9/18)

Music & Arts Music Educator of the Year Nominations

    Each year Music & Arts recognizes a music educator for outstanding achievement. The perfect candidate will have a successful track record in program growth, students with demonstrated superiority in instrumental or vocal performance, and strong leadership in the community. Outstanding educators can be nominated before September 24, 2018. (7/18)

Robert Willoughby (1921-2018)

    Robert Willoughby, 96, died Tuesday, March 27 after a short illness. Described by Flute magazine as the “American grandmaster of the flute,” Willoughby was an American classical flute player and flute teacher, playing both Baroque and modern flute. He received numerous awards over his career including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Flute Association in 1996.
    He was assistant principal flute in the Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell and first flute in the Cincinnati Orchestra under Max Rudolf. He taught for many years at Oberlin College and the Peabody In­stitute, and at the time of his death he was teaching at the Longy School of Music of Bard College. At Oberlin, he was the first Robert Wheeler Professor of Performance and a founding member of the Oberlin Baroque Ensemble and the Oberlin Woodwind Quintet. He was also a member of the Baroque Performance Institute and the Smith­sonian Chamber Players.
    He is survived by his son John, daughter-in-law Bonnie, and their three children Courtney, Chelsea, and Colin, as well as countless grateful students. He was preceded in death by his wife Elaine “Mac” Willoughby, who passed away in 2012.
    The Robert Willoughby Flute Scholarship at Oberlin was created in his honor. For more information, go to (5/18)

National Collegiate Marching Championship

    The Inaugural National Collegiate Marching Band Championship Bowl will be held from November 30-December 2, 2018 at Spirit Communications Park in Columbia, South Carolina. The Organizing Committee and Experience Columbia SC Sports will showcase the talents of college marching bands and recognize their significance in America’s athletic and academic life. Bands will compete or perform in exhibition for an audience of spectators and peers. The competition will be broken into three categories based on marching style and band size. In addition to the competition, bands can also participate in a televised holiday parade on December 1. (5/18)

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